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Nightmare Fuel / MAD

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The magazine

  • Many of the Michael Gallagher/Tom Bunk one-page gags employ this, particularly with Bunk's over-the-top grotesque and gory art. For instance:
    • A kid pops a zit and ends up swallowed by his own pus and gore.
    • As seen at Agony of the Feet, man buys magnetic insoles for his shoes which are so strong that they pull an entire shelf full of sharp knives down through his feet, followed by an entire refrigerator crushing him to death.
    • Rock music fans try to crash a concert by pushing a chain link fence down. However, the fence is so heavily reinforced that it just slices their bodies to smithereens instead.
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    • A nurse is drawing blood from a patient, but gets distracted by a phone call. When she returns, the patient is dead and dried-out, and their IV bag is gushing blood.
  • There's also the illustrations by Basil Wolverton, usually. While still gross, unlike Bunk's reliance on over-the-top gore, many of Wolverton's illustrations are faces or creatures with horribly disfigured or twisted proportions.
  • The very first Mad story ever ends with a man walking away with his own severed head.
  • "I am... a VAMPIRE Batboy!"
  • One of the mags had a back-panel illustration of a nuclear power station going into meltdown, with lava spewing from its cooling towers. In the foreground, a very worried Alfred says, "Yes...Me worry!"


The animated series

  • "Toys 4 Bratz" is a little bit disturbing for a kid's show. Considering it shows BLOOD and a girl getting cut by a baby doll.
  • The Supernatural parody scared some people a little, especially when the demon escapes from the girl's soul.
  • Ghost Rider's Training Wheels also has a demon in it.
  • Veggietales from the Crypt. the title says it all. (VeggieTales meets Tales from the Crypt).
  • The first time they show Troll-Ra in ThunderLOLCats is kinda creepy for people who've rarely seen a troll face, before.
  • One short segment features a dog fetching a bone and a skeleton pops out of a grave saying he's eating his shin.
  • In Fantastic Megan Fox, Megan Fox is reimagined as a fox who steals other actresses' body parts (Kristen Stewart's hair, Scarlett Johanssen's eyesnote , and Angelina Jolie's lips) so she can be the next hot Hollywood star.
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  • The Zombi (Bambi meets Night of the Living Dead) sketch is a little disturbing for young viewers.
  • The dolls melting in Flammable (the claymation parody of Katy Perry's "Fireworks" video), is pretty creepy when you look at it.
  • A Mike Wartella cartoon, features a scene were a lady walks into the kitchen, minding her own business, when suddenly, the Grim Reaper appears from nowhere and then outright kills her.
  • The moment Bear Grylls gets beaten by Winnie the Pooh is a little unsettling, and for a few good reasons.
  • The mayor's design in Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas.
  • The Modern Family / The Family Circus crossover sketch. Seems harmless enough...till the end where it's revealed Billy has been holding his cast hostage against their will and likewise does the same to the Modern Family cast by making them a part of his comic.
  • A deliberate one in which we see a giant rabbit pulling out carrots and picks one that has humans clinging onto it. The rabbit then proclaims that rabbits rule the world and makes a disturbing and horrifying face to the camera, afterwards.

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